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Why Snoop Dogg Changed His Name to Snoop Lion

By natjones
July 28, 2020 9:44 am
Category: Entertainment
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Snoop Dogg is a well-known name in the world of rap. With millions of followers and thousands of admirers, Snoopy isn't just a star; he's a legend. The rapping sensation has worked on various projects, participated in multiple shows, and tested his luck as an actor. However, he remains in people's hearts due to his unique music and sense of style. Snoop Dogg had humble beginnings, but he did not let them come in the way to his success. Despite the difficulties in his early life, he escalated quickly towards success after being recognized as a quality rapper by Dr. Dre.

If you're a fan and want to get more information about this fantastic artist’s life and want your questions like “How tall is Snoop Dogg?” Keep reading!

Snoop Dogg’s Early Life
Snoop Dogg was born in West Coast, California, on October 20, 1971. His early life was not so good, and he had to face many difficulties. Initially, he used to play the piano and sing at his local church but later started producing music with his cousin and friend. Snoop's life was full of drama and legal issues, with him being charged for criminal activities and drug possession. Even after he got famous, he remained in the highlights for murder charges, cocaine possession, and links to the underground.
While Snoop Dogg faced problems and hurdles in his initial days, he used music and songs as a coping mechanism. His music helped him overcome his troubles and gain peace of mind. Little did he know that he would become an international sensation and one of the world’s wealthiest stars.

How Did Snoop Dogg Get His Name?
Fans are often curious about their favorite rapper. Questions like "How tall is Snoop Dog?" and "How did Snoop Dog get his name" are always on top of their minds. To your surprise, Snoop Dogg didn't come up with this name; his mother did. Yes! His mother! When he was little, his mother nicknamed him after the "Snoopy" from the cartoons due to his uncanny resemblance. Mama Snoop had no idea that the nickname would gain global popularity and receive massive amounts of love. Funny how fate works! Right?

How Tall Is Snoop Dogg and What Is His Age?
If you’re wondering how tall is Snoop Dogg, his height is 1.93m. Born in 1971, the rap legend and super-talented Dogg is currently forty-eight years old. However, he remains the favorite of both youngsters and adults with a good taste in hip hop and rap music. To date, Snoopy continues to amaze his lovers and fans with his fantastic music, and many skills in the field of acting.

Snoop Dogg Became Snoop Lion – but Why?
Not long ago, the netizens and rap lovers went crazy over the news of the rap world’s star Snoop Dogg changing his name. In 2012, Snoop was in the celebrity headlines for converting to the Rastafari religion and claiming to be reborn. After a trip to Jamaica, he changed his name to Snoop Lion. But why did he do that? Years of Snoop Dogg and now Snoop Lion? How could this be?

Snoopy opened up about why he changed his name and said that after converting, he changed his music style from rap to reggae and wanted his name to depict all the changes going on in his life. According to him, the priest at the temple he went to disliked his name and told him, "No more!" The priest said that he was light; he was a lion. All in all, the main idea behind the name change was to be reborn; you need a new identity. Some followers were indifferent towards this, but many were shocked, and Snoop faced a lot of criticism.

So that's all about Snoop Dogg's life and journey. Whether Snoop Dogg or Snoop Lion, he will always remain in the good books of rap lovers and 90s kids. No doubt, Snoopy is a rap legend that still stands a class apart from the rest!


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